Visibility:2022

Formerly V-February, this campaign reimagines Dartmouth's annual student-led campaign to promote gender equity and end gender- and power-based violence.

Visibility:2022 presents Torrey Peters

 

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The Visibility:2022 Student Planning Committee is thrilled to host acclaimed novelist Torrey Peters GR'13. We encourage and appreciate masks at these events, both of which are free of charge and open to the public.

For current policies and procedures regarding visiting campus, please refer to the COVID-19 Response Team page on Visitor Guidance.

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Torrey Peters is the author of the bestselling novel Detransition, Baby (Random House, 2021), which was a finalist for the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award for the John Leonard Prize, longlisted for the Women's Prize, and was a selection for Roxane Gay's Audacious Book Club. She is also the author of the novellas Infect Your Friends and Loved Ones and The Masker.

Detransition, Baby is about what happens at the emotional, messy, vulnerable corners of womanhood that platitudes and good intentions can't reach. Throughout the book, Peters brilliantly and fearlessly navigates the most dangerous taboos around gender, sex, and relationships, gifting us a thrillingly original, witty, and deeply moving novel. Kirkus Reviews calls the debut, "Smart, funny, and bighearted. Trans women will be matching their experiences against Reese's, but so will cis women—and so will anyone with an interest in the human condition." And Garth Greenwell says, "It's the smartest novel I've read in ages. Peters manages to be utterly savage and lacerating while also conveying endlessly expanding compassion. It's kind of a miracle." Peters is set to write the pilot episode of the TV adaptation for Detransition, Baby with Grey's Anatomy writer-producers Joan Rater and Tony Phelan lined up to serve as showrunners on the half-hour dramedy adaptation of the novel.

Peters holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College. She splits her time between Brooklyn and an off-grid cabin in Vermont.

Instagram: @torreyadora
Twitter: @torreypeters
Website: https://www.torreypeters.com

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Novel of Detransition Baby

Purchase a copy of Detransition, Baby from Still North Books & Bar and 20% of the title's sales in the month of April will be donated to WISE, a local nonprofit that provides crisis advocacy and support for people and communities impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking within 21 communities of the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont.

A Conversation with Torrey Peters

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A Conversation with Torrey Peters

Moderated by Professor Mingwei Huang
Tuesday, April 5 • 7:30 pm EDT
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center

Livestream on Dartmouth's YouTube channel • http://dartgo.org/vis22-torreypeters

ASL Interpretation provided by Michelle Whitaker

Join author Torrey Peters GR'13 and Professor Mingwei Huang in a moderated conversation about gender and creative writing, including Peters' experience as a trans woman at Dartmouth and in the publishing industry. An audience question and answer session will follow the conversation, providing an opportunity for the audience to directly engage with Peters and Professor Huang. The event will conclude with book signings.

Free copies of Detransition, Baby will be given to the first 50 undergraduate students in attendance (Dartmouth ID required). Detransition, Baby will also be available for purchase on-site from Still North Books.

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Mingwei Huang (she/her) is assistant professor of women's, gender, and sexuality studies, fellow with the Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality, and faculty advisor for the Sexual Assault Peer Alliance (SAPA).

Huang is an interdisciplinary scholar of race, migration, gender, and sexuality, trained in American Studies and specializing in Afro-Asia and transnational feminism. Her research explores the reconfiguration of race, capitalism, and empire underway in the 21st "Chinese Century" and their historical entanglements with Western colonialism. Huang's first book is an ethnography of contemporary Chinese capitalism, migration, and world-making in Johannesburg, South Africa that follows the transnational flows of migrants, commodities, and money from China to South Africa and back. Her work has been published in Scholar & Feminist Online, Radical History Review, International Journal of Cultural Studies, and Public Culture (forthcoming). Huang's research has been funded by the Social Science Research Council and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and supported by the Centre for Indian Studies at the University of Witwatersrand. Since arriving at Dartmouth in 2018, Huang has been involved with the Asia/America working group and the Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality, and previously the South-South Forum.

Craft Talk & Mingling with Torrey Peters

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Torrey Peters

Wednesday, April 6 • 5:30 pm
Still North Books & Bar, 3 Allen Street, Hanover

Meet and chat with Torrey Peters at Still North Books & Bar in downtown Hanover. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn from Peters about her writing process, followed by a mingling hour and signing. Join us for beverages, treats, and get your book signed by Peters!

Undergraduate students will receive a complimentary non-alcoholic/barista beverage and bakery item with their Dartmouth ID.

Visibility:2022 Student Planning Committee

Committee Chair: Jimena Perez '23

Committee Members: Ann Tran '25, Anne Johnakin '23, Beatriz Hidalgo '25, Eliza Mahoney '22, Irina Sandoval '23, Kendra Elk Looks Back '24

Additional Information

Visibility:2022 is made possible with support from: Special Programs and Events Committee (SPEC); Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL); Still North Books & Bar; Office of the President; Leslie Center for the Humanities; Dean of the College; Student Wellness Center; Department of Sociology; Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality (RMS); Department of English and Creative Writing

For additional information and/or accommodations, email Assistant Dean Amanda Wong at opal.wag@dartmouth.edu.